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Posted by Robert Sposato on April 01, 2001 at 23:22:24:
In Reply to: Re: Permits posted by BillS on April 01, 2001 at 22:09:54:
: I have to agree with you, im often concerned with the possibility of inspections etc. but obtaining/maintaining permits is sometimes so difficult its not worth it. so far none of my collection has permits anymore as sad as that is to say. but as for that i kinda go by an dont ask dont tell policiy.... i dont tell anyone, so no one asks about them :) although i would love for my animales to be 100% permited and legal, how?
I posted this to the forum once before but i'd like to post it again to your last message:
To be honest, I've read the pat few posts and we all should be permitting our animals. I do believe we should have the right to own what ever we want but we need to understand some of the reasons NJ uses the permit process and not only understand them, but follow them as well. All this talk about people coming in and kicking your door down is just total lies and false accusations by paranoid people (most likely keeping something they shouldn't) out to scare you. It's ridiculous! I started the society. The only reptile society in New Jersey and I did it with Fish and Wildlife's total knowledge and support. NO ONE HAS COME TO KICK MY DOOR DOWN! Fact of the matter is F & W have done nothing but help the society in some of its efforts and all the while no one from the dept. of F&W has asked for membership rosters or anything remotely close to it. We need to not be fearful of the regulations but abide by them and if "IF" we feel we need to have regulation changed, we can get together as a society "Many voices speaking as one" and help to facilitate the changes. One person complaining, "This regulation sucks and that regulation sucks" wont help the cause at all. In fact, it would only hurt it. That's why we have a society. That's why we all need to be members of the society. I know, I guess I'm bias but it really is a good cause. Take care,